Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter
Connect your Digital Journal account with Facebook or Twitter to use this feature.

Nigeria News

'Boko Haram' kidnaps 185 people in Nigeria

Maiduguri - Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 185 people, including women and children, in northeast Nigeria, the latest mass abduction in a region where the military has repeatedly struggled to protect civilians, officials and witnesses said Thursday.

Cameroon army 'kills 116 Boko Haram fighters'

Yaound - Cameroon's army said Thursday its troops had killed 116 Nigerian fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group in the far north.

'Boko Haram' kills 32, kidnaps scores in NE Nigeria

Maiduguri - Boko Haram militants killed 32 people and kidnapped scores of others, including women and children, in a brutal attack on a village in the northeast, officials and a witness said Thursday.

Islamic State influence spreads to African jihadists

Washington - Its main battlegrounds are far away and its true influence hard to judge, but the Islamic State's black banner is attracting the attention of jihadists in Africa, particularly in Nigeria.

Double bombing rocks Nigeria, 13-year-old with suicide vest held

Lagos - At least 31 people were killed in a double bombing in the Nigerian city of Jos on Thursday, while a 13-year-old girl in an explosives vest was arrested in the northern city of Kano.

All-night vote in Nigeria opposition presidential primary

Lagos - Members of Nigeria's main opposition party voted through the night to choose a candidate to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan at next year's elections, with a result expected later on Thursday.

'Stronger than ever' jihadists kill 5,042 in a month

London - Jihadist attacks around the world in November killed a total of 5,042 people, showing Islamist extremism is "stronger than ever" despite Al-Qaeda's declining role, a new study published on Thursday said.

Female suicide bombers kill four at busy Nigeria market

Kano - Two female suicide bombers killed at least four people at a busy market in northern Nigeria's largest city Kano on Wednesday, less than two weeks after a horrific attack at the city's central mosque.

Boko Haram target French cement works again in Nigeria attack

Kano - Boko Haram militants in Nigeria on Thursday stormed a French-owned cement works for the second time in as many months, as they attacked two towns in northeast of the country.

Boko Haram raid two northeast Nigeria towns‎: Residents

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on Thursday stormed two towns in northeast Nigeria, raiding banks and burning government buildings as well as political party offices, residents told AFP.

Nigeria rocked by new Boko Haram raid and suicide attack

Maiduguri - Boko Haram on Monday launched two separate attacks on state capitals in northeast Nigeria, when two female suicide bombers hit a busy market and fighters launched a major assault on police.

Explosions, gunfire in Nigeria's Damaturu city

Kano - Explosions and gunfire rocked the north Nigerian city of Damaturu on Monday, in a suspected Boko Haram attack that targeted police, residents told AFP.

Nigeria vows to hunt those behind 'heinous' mosque attacks

Kano - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed to hunt down those behind "heinous" attacks that killed at least 120 at the mosque of an Islamic leader who issued a call to arms against Boko Haram.

Nigeria leader vows to hunt culprits of 'heinous' mosque attack

Kano - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed Saturday to hunt down those behind "heinous" attacks that killed at least 120 at the mosque of an Islamic leader who issued a call to arms against Boko Haram.

At least 120 dead in Nigeria mosque suicide attack

Kano - At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders.

At least 120 dead in Nigeria mosque suicide attack

Kano - At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded on Friday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders.

Suicide bombers, gunmen kill 64 at prominent Nigeria mosque

Kano - At least 64 people were killed and 126 injured on Friday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at a mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders.

Double female suicide bomb attacks kill 45 in Nigeria

Maiduguri - More than 45 people were killed when two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowded market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, the latest in a wave of such attacks blamed on Boko Haram.

Boko Haram slaughters 48 fish vendors in northeast Nigeria

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram extremists ambushed and slaughtered 48 fish vendors near Nigeria's border with Chad, the head of their association said, the latest violence to hit the country's volatile northeast.

At least 45 dead in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Maiduguri - At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses said on Thursday, in the latest violence to hit the restive region.

Boko Haram steps up attacks in Cameroon

Yaound - Nigerian Islamist extremists Boko Haram are intensifying attacks in neighbouring Cameroon, targeting new villages with increasingly sophisticated weapons, as the army fears more violence in the approaching dry season.

What you need to know about Nigeria's presidential candidates

A closer look at some of the frontrunners for the Nigerian presidency as the country's 2015 general election grows ever closer.

Fear of Boko Haram wrecks tourist business in Cameroon

Maroua - Tourists once flocked to the rugged far north of Cameroon for its wildlife and spectacular scenery, until cross-border raids by the Nigerian Islamist extremists of Boko Haram all but halted such visits.

Global 'terror' deaths up by 61 percent: study

London - The number of people killed globally in terrorist attacks jumped by 61 percent in 2013, reflecting the rise of Boko Haram and Islamic State jihadists, the Institute for Economics and Peace said Tuesday.

Nigerian army recaptures abducted girls' hometown

Kuda - The Nigerian army said Sunday it had recaptured the northeastern town of Chibok, where Islamic militants abducted more than 200 schoolgirls in April, provoking a wave of global outrage.

Boko Haram seizes Chibok, hometown of kidnapped schoolgirls

Kano - Boko Haram has seized the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok, from where 276 girls were kidnapped more than six months ago and which the government vowed to secure after the mass abduction.

Boko Haram seizes Chibok, hometown of kidnapped schoolgirls

Kano - Boko Haram has seized the town of Chibok in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, from where 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped more than six months ago, a local pastor and a senator told AFP on Friday."Chibok was taken by Boko Haram.

Three dead in Nigeria air crash as Boko Haram attack

Kano - Nigeria on Friday said three servicemen were killed in a military helicopter crash in the restive northeast, while Boko Haram rebels raided two more towns and vigilantes and hunters clawed back a key militant stronghold.

Female suicide bomber attacks Nigerian teaching college

Kano - A female suicide bomber injured four people at a teachers' college in northwest Nigeria, while the US hit back at allegations it has not done enough to tackle Boko Haram militants.

Female suicide bomber attacks Nigerian teaching college

Kano - A female suicide bomber injured four people on Wednesday at a teacher training college in northwest Nigeria, blowing herself up before she could reach her target, police said.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 19 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Nigeria


Nigeria Image

A canteen in Lagos. The sudden increase  in meal prices has forced some customers to turn back.
A canteen in Lagos. The sudden increase in meal prices has forced some customers to turn back.
Mrs. Toku Mike has decided to look forward following the death of her first son. She has 2 boys to l...
Mrs. Toku Mike has decided to look forward following the death of her first son. She has 2 boys to look after.
Cab drivers operate as late as 12:00 am in some parts of Lagos. This picture was taken at Ojuelegba ...
Cab drivers operate as late as 12:00 am in some parts of Lagos. This picture was taken at Ojuelegba area of Lagos.
Theme logo of the film Festival held in Lagos  south west Nigeria
Theme logo of the film Festival held in Lagos, south west Nigeria
Boko Haram  Nigeria
Boko Haram, Nigeria
Al Jazeera
Head of the Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists  Deji Elumoye addressing worker...
Head of the Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Deji Elumoye addressing workers at Voice of Nigeria.
A pharmacy shop partially opened for business due to the nationwide strike against government s with...
A pharmacy shop partially opened for business due to the nationwide strike against government's withdrawal of fuel subsidy.
Jonathan Goodluck  Nigeria  President.
Jonathan Goodluck, Nigeria, President.
Jonathan Goodluck
Parents of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped from a Chibok school last month express sorrow and outrage...
Parents of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped from a Chibok school last month express sorrow and outrage at a public gathering.
Voice of America/Wikimedia Commons
Christ Apostolic Church  Ibadan  Nigeria  is one of the first generation indigenous churches. This b...
Christ Apostolic Church, Ibadan, Nigeria, is one of the first generation indigenous churches. This building looks very old indeed.
Abuja National Mosque  Nigeria
Abuja National Mosque, Nigeria
Shiraz Chakera
Ebola is one of the most virulent diseases known to man.
Ebola is one of the most virulent diseases known to man.
Screen grab
Redeemed Church of God: An indigenous church
Redeemed Church of God: An indigenous church
A petrol station in Lagos temporarily closed due to the protest over removal of fuel subsidy
A petrol station in Lagos temporarily closed due to the protest over removal of fuel subsidy
The Optometrist performing an eye screening exercise
The Optometrist performing an eye screening exercise
A fun spot in Lagos on the eve of the New Year.
A fun spot in Lagos on the eve of the New Year.
Side view of   Church of planks
Side view of "Church of planks"
The items on display are vegetable oils (note the plastic bottles of red palm oil)  tomatoes and pep...
The items on display are vegetable oils (note the plastic bottles of red palm oil), tomatoes and pepper. Note the stacked yam tubers to right
Severely malnourished Nigerian refugee in a refugee camp during Nigerian-Biafran civil war.
Severely malnourished Nigerian refugee in a refugee camp during Nigerian-Biafran civil war.
Public Health Image Library
A Nigerian at the cybercafe
A Nigerian at the cybercafe